Living life in the fast lane: motorsport attractions for groups

Date Posted: 12/07/2017

Blenheim Classic & Supercar Day

With the British Grand Prix coming up this weekend, we pick out some top attractions and events which are sure to keep the biggest car fans fuelled up.

Events

If you haven’t got tickets to Silverstone this weekend for the British Grand Prix, there are plenty of other events taking place there throughout the year. If you’re into motorbikes, then head to the Octo British Grand Prix MotoGP between 25th and 27th August  Another must for groups seeing a high-speed day out is the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship  between 16th - 17th September. 

Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire is a great choice for car fans, with plenty of automobile themed events taking place throughout the year, such as the Festival of Transport on 27th to 28th August. Also, recently announced, is the Classic & Supercar Day on 3rd September which will showcase more than 350 of what’s described as the world's greatest classic and supercars in the surroundings of the World Heritage Site.

Taking place between 10th and 12th November at Birmingham’s NEC is the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, which will welcome people from all over the UK to share their passion for cars. There will be 240 classic car and bike clubs there with more than 2,500 vehicles on show spanning across 100 years of motor history. Also at the NEC between 18th and 26th November is Motorcycle Live, for which the details for will soon be announced.

The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed welcomes motorsport enthusiasts to witness live action and even meet some motorsport champions. Why not get ahead of the game and start thinking forward to next year’s event? 

Museums

The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is perfect for petrolheadswith so much on offer from famous F1 cars to pioneering motoring. Daily tours of the museum are available for those wanting an in-depth visit to learn more about the vehicles on display.

The London Motor Museum in Hayes,Greater London is yet another choice for car-lovers. Not only does it house collections of both classic and customer automobiles, but also has more than 200 collectables such as the 1937 Audrey Speedster and a 1937 Lincoln Zephyr. There are also exhibits such as The Movie Car Section, The Bat-Cave which is home to the 1966 and 1989 Batmobile, and The Supercar Paddock.

National Motor Museum

Pictured: National Motor Museum

The British Motor Museum in Warwickshire offers group rates for 12 or more people and houses a large collection of British cars from the earliest days of the British motor industry to the present day. It tells the story of the birth, decline and rebirth of the industry and the automobiles that were produced, along with the people who made and designed them.

Donnington Grand Prix Collection is home to a large collection of Formula One cars, from Williams to McLaren, to Force India. The museum tells of the many stories from the sport from great victories to heart-breaking tragedies. For groups, itineraries of the whole museum which also includes a Military Collection and café, can be arranged. A tour of the race circuit can be incorporated into your visit, along with meal packages and private hire of the SennaFangio Suite.

Experience days

For people who fancy themselves as the next Jenson Button, Team Sport offers group bookings for go-karting, meaning you can unleash your competitive flare and battle it out for a place on the podium. With 20 venues around the UKTeam Sport can cater for parties with as little as eight people, all the way up to groups of 150. You can also choose from a range of events, including a Mini Grand Prix, a Super Grand Prix, a Team Challenge and The Eliminator. 

Let’s Race is a race simulator venue where you and your group can book to go and find out what it’s like to be an actual Formula One driver. Food packages can also be arranged when booking with a groups.

Lead image: Blenheim Classic & Supercar Day

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